Court: Local health departments can issue unilateral orders | Health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — Local health officials can unilaterally issue orders to slow disease, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision upholding controversial orders limiting indoor gatherings and mandating masks that officials of Dane County during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-3 decision confirms that state law gives local health officials … Read more

Wall Street joins global swoon, China worries | health

Wall Street joins global swoon, China worries |  health

By STAN CHOE – AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street plunged to its lowest level in more than a year on Monday as renewed worries about the Chinese economy simmered in markets already battered by rising interest rates. The S&P 500 was down 1.8% in early trade after ending its fifth consecutive … Read more

Trial in Florida’s opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens | health and fitness

Trial in Florida's opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens |  health and fitness

By CURT ANDERSON – Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A trial opened on Monday in Florida’s opioid epidemic lawsuit against pharmacy chain Walgreens, which accuses state officials of prioritizing profits over health by improperly dispensing millions of powerful painkillers, causing tens of thousands of deaths . The trial in Pasco County, north of … Read more

3 charged with roles in awarding COVID outreach contracts | health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

HOUSTON (AP) — Three people who worked for Harris County’s top elected official were indicted Monday after prosecutors accused them of breaching a nearly $11 million contract to spread COVID-19 vaccines to a political adviser with ties to local Democratic officials. Alex Triantaphyllis, Aaron Dunn and Wallis Nader were each charged with misusing official information … Read more

New York Mayor Adams Seeks Order, Post-COVID Comeback | health

New York Mayor Adams Seeks Order, Post-COVID Comeback |  health

By MICHELLE L. PRICE – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Many New Yorkers just want their city to feel orderly, functional, and fun again after two years of plague and social disruption. Your new mayor, Eric Adams, has promised to deliver. The question is, in the face of repeated setbacks, can the Democrat, who … Read more

Trial in Florida’s opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens | health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The trial opened Monday in Florida’s opioid epidemic lawsuit against the Walgreens pharmacy chain, which accuses state officials of prioritizing profits over health by improperly dispensing millions of powerful painkillers, causing tens of thousands of deaths caused. The trial in Pasco County, north of Tampa, comes after other defendants in … Read more

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic | health

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic |  health and fitness

By LOLITA C. BALDOR – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A COVID-19 patient experienced shortness of breath. The Army nurse knew she had to act quickly. It was the peak of this year’s Omicron surge, and an Army medical team was helping at a Michigan hospital. Normal patient beds were full. Likewise the intensive care. … Read more

Guangzhou closes for most arrivals as China’s outbreak mounts | health

Guangzhou closes for most arrivals as China's outbreak mounts |  health

AP BEIJING (AP) – The manufacturing hub of Guangzhou closed Monday for most arrivals as China battles a major COVID-19 surge in its major cities in the east. Shanghai has borne the brunt of the surge, with a further 26,087 cases reported Monday, of which just 914 showed symptoms. The city of 26 million people … Read more

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic | health

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic |  health and fitness

By LOLITA C. BALDOR – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A COVID-19 patient experienced shortness of breath. The Army nurse knew she had to act quickly. It was the peak of this year’s Omicron surge, and an Army medical team was helping at a Michigan hospital. Normal patient beds were full. Likewise the intensive care. … Read more

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic | health and fitness

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic |  health and fitness

By LOLITA C. BALDOR – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A COVID-19 patient experienced shortness of breath. The Army nurse knew she had to act quickly. It was the peak of this year’s Omicron surge, and an Army medical team was helping at a Michigan hospital. Normal patient beds were full. Likewise the intensive care. … Read more